I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
You certainly do have property rights
, but the law allows a specific remedy on in the event that your property is harmed by the trees on your neighbor's property. Let me explain.
Under the law, so long as the trees are not presently causing any damage to your property, you lack a legal remedy in terms of forcing the neighbor to remove the trees based on what might happen in the future.
What you can do in the meantime is put into writing your concerns to the neighbor and point out that the trees will almost certainly create property damage in the future, and based on that, and the known propensity of the trees to cause problems, you expect that the neighbor will be responsible to pay for any future damages
caused by the roots of their trees. This will put the neighbor on legal notice of the problem and make your case---or a future owner of your property---much easier to prevail on in court should it come to a lawsuit.
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I wish you and yours the best in 2015,